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Mixshow Segment – Dancehall Now Episode 68 featuring Shooks

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This is the latest episode of the ‘Dancehall Now’ podcast.  Hear an hour-long mix co-hosted by Shooks SLR with the best Soca of 2013 plus the hottest new dancehall riddims.

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Dancehall Star Out of Guyana, Timeka Marshall

Dancehall Star Out of Guyana, Timeka Marshall

The Featured Soca Riddim is D’Gaping Riddim Produced by O.S. Productions and the Featured Soca Single is Fantastic Fridays by Super Blue.

Featured Dancehall riddims include the Top Shelf Riddim Produced by Tall King Production and Esco, the Double Muffler Riddim Produced by Locke Da City Music Group and Truckback Records, the Voyage Riddim Produced by Kheilstone Music and the Sparkling Rididm Produced by Twelve 9 Records and Zionnoiz Freeze Records.

You will hear artists Shooks SLR, T.O.K, Capleton, Romain Virgo, Daville, ZJ Liquid, Elephant Man, Beenie Man, Laza Morgan and more…

Laza Morgan Named Musical Ambassador for National Caribbean American Heritage Month

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The Institute for Caribbean Studies (ICS) led by Dr. Claire Nelson has announced its selection of Jamaican-American reggae artist Laza Morgan as Musical Ambassador for National Caribbean American Heritage Month (NCAHM).

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As NCAHM Musical Ambassador Laza will help spread the word to a younger audience that June is Caribbean American Heritage Month. He will also serve as a role model to other young Caribbean American musicians and artists.

Laza Morgan is the son of acclaimed Jamaican music legend and hit maker, reggae singer Denroy Morgan. Laza was born into the Morgan Heritage Family Dynasty of reggae music and has been surrounded by music his entire life. Laza grew up in Brooklyn, NY, attended school in Springfield, MA and lived in a distinctly Jamaican household.

This year the NCAHM Musical Ambassador Program is being managed through RedCarpetShelley.com who has signed on as a National Media Partner. RedCarpetShelley.com is fast becoming the mecca for Caribbean Entertainment news.

recording artist Jemere Morgan with Morgan Heritage family

Jemere Morgan Carrying On Tradition

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Jemere Morgan Dancehall Now Interview Image

Jemere Morgan Dancehall Now Interview

Dancehall Now Interview with recording artist Jemere Morgan, the grandson of foundation reggae singer Denroy Morgan who’s children Laza Morgan, Gramps Morgan, and in the family bands LMS and Morgan Heritage have enjoyed successful musical careers.  Download Podcast

Fras Twinz Music Presents ‘Happy Daze Riddim’

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Artistes featured on ‘Happy Daze’ are: Beenie Man, Gyptian ft Jupita, Konshens, Mr Lexx, Laza Morgan, Munga, Chi Ching Ching, Blak Diamon, Future Fambo & Newcomers: Bastic & Melloquence

The songs are enjoying heavy rotation in radio land worldwide, in the dancehall and more recently on television since the release of Melloquence’s music video for his song ‘Stars R Us’.

The name of the rhythm speaks for itself and one can’t help but be dazzled by the blissful vibe ‘Happy Daze’ emits after listening. This project can be purchased digitally on Itunes, Amazon and all other digital outlets, so go on, purchase a copy and support the music.

 

Dancehall and Reggae’s Top Rated 50 Songs of 2011

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THE DANCEHALL NOW SHOW

Buju Banton performing at New York's Apollo th...

Buju Banton performing at New York’s Apollo theater during the 26th International Reggae & World Music Awards (IRAWMA) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


TOP RATED INTERNATIONAL REGGAE AND DANCEHALL COUNTDOWN BEST OF 2011
BY HIGHLANDA SOUND
(Based on the Dancehall Now weekly Top Rated International 8 @ 8 Countdown compiled from a composite of all major global reggae and dancehall charts)

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# – Artist – Song – Label
1 Laza Morgan ft Mavado – One By One – Elektra
2 Gramps Morgan – The Almighty – Pure Music
3 Baby Cham ft. Mkyal Rose & Bounty Killer – Stronger – Madhouse
4 Vybz Kartel – Summer time – Addjahiem
5 Sean Paul ft. Alexis Jordan – Got To Love You – Atlantic
6 Romain Virgo – Dark Skin Girl
7 Courtney John – Love Is
8 Buju Banton – Innocent
9 Duane Stephenson ft. Gramps Morgan – Rescue Me
10 Beenie Man – Nah Talk Too Long – Seanizzle
11 Romain Virgo – I Am Rich In Love
12 Kiprich – Caan Get Brown – Birch Hill Records
13 Da’Ville – When I’m With You – Tad’s Records
14 Damian Marley – Things Just Ain’t The Same
15 Wayne Marshall – Good Ole Wife – Washroom Ent.
16 Wayne Wonder – If I Ever
17 Wayne Marshall ft Tifa & Fambo Swaggin –  Washroom Ent.
18 Tarrus Riley – Peer Pressure – John John
19 Vybz Kartel – Dancehall Hero – CR203
20 Lady Saw – Wife A Wife – TJ Records
21 Beres Hammond – Pull Up Selector
22 Junie Ranks – Bring Back The Love
23 Mavado – Settle Down – JA Production
24 Vybz Kartel – Dumper Truck
25 Khago – Blood A Boil – TJ Records
26 Mavado – Delilah
27 Queen Ifrica – Times Like These – 2Hard Music
28 Assassin – Talk How Mi Feel – DJ Frass
29 PopCaan – Only Man She Want – Sounique
30 Shaggy – Sugarcane
31 Toya ft Beenie Man – One Man Woman – Downsound
32 Richie Stephens ft Gentleman – Live Your Life – Pot Of Gold
33 Maxi Priest – Bonified Love – Lockdown Records
34 Stevie Face – Thank You For Loving Me – Penthouse
35 Mavado – Star Bwoy – Chimney
36 Hezron – Forever &  Always
37 I-Octane – Nuh Love Inna Dem
38 Stephen Marley ft Damian Marley & Buju Banton – Jah Army  - Ghetto Youths
39 Ikaya – Hard Way
40 I-Octane – Puff It – Cashflow
41 Mavado – Final Destination – Chimney Records
42 Gyptian – Nah Let Go – VP Records
43 Lovers Rock – Sophia Brown – Music Mecka
44 Etana – People Talk – VP
45 Mavado – Pepper Big Ship
46 Jahdore – This Love Is Over – Heartcour Productions
47 Shabba Ranks – None A Dem – Big Ship
48 Mavado – Messiah
49 Alaine – You Are Me – 1Thirty1 Records
50 Ray Darwin – False Alarm  - Joe Fraser